If you’ve missed last week’s elimination episode of “The X Factor”, then you’ve missed out on the drama that came between Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell. In the end, her two acts, Jennel Garcia and Paige Thomas were pitted against one another in the final sing-off. When the vote went to Simon, he pulled the “I’m the boss” card and made Demi decide who to send home.
Backstage after the show, Demi talked the elimination of Jennel and said that she didn’t know what wrong. Instead of sending her act home, she felt that Arin Ray should have been eliminated.
Do you agree with Demi? Do you think Jennel should’ve been spared and Arin should’ve been eliminated instead? We have to wonder how his mentor Britney Spears feels about this. What do you think? Is she right?
Was Simon Cowell being mean to Demi Lovato on Thursday night’s double elimination episode of “The X Factor”? Let’s take a closer look at the situation, shall we?
When it comes to sing-offs on the show when the acts sing for survival, usually each judge gives their commentary until both acts have performed their respective numbers. Then, when it’s time to vote on which act to send home between the two acts, each judge votes and the mentoring judge is the last one to have their say.
On Thursday night’s show, Mario Lopez told Simon that he was to vote on who to eliminate prior to Demi making her choice. When pressed, Simon tried to get Mario to go to Demi, but Mario wouldn’t budge. Then, Simon insisted that he wanted to hear from Demi and Mario caved, calling him the boss.
Was Simon being mean pushing Demi to vote ahead of himself on the elimination episode? Was he simply testing her mettle as a judge on the show to see if she was able to make the right decision, no matter how tough? We are of the mind that he knew he was going to vote Jennel off, so why would he try to put extra unnecessary pressure on Demi? Was he being a television bully? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below.
On Thursday night’s elimination episode of “The X Factor USA”, we saw the elimination of Lyric145 and also rock singer Jennel Garcia. Jennel sang “The Reason” by Hoobastank for her sing-off against Paige Thomas, who performed “Paradise” by Coldplay. Jennel’s performance was not enough to keep her in the competition — and we are sad to see her go. In case you’ve missed the show, you can read our full recap here.
In a new interview after her elimination from the reality TV competition, Jennel spoke of her mentor Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell. It was no secret that Simon was bullying Demi with regard to her vote to keep or send Jennel home. Mario Lopez was pushing for Simon to give his vote first, considering that it’s customary for the act’s mentor to go last. Still, Demi voted to send Paige home and thus, wanted Jennel to remain in the competition (or for the vote to go into a deadlock in the case of a tie).
When asked how she felt when she found that Demi was the only one to vote to keep her, she said, “Well, it feels great that my mentor chose me, because the bottom two were two people in her category.” She went on to say, “She loves both of us and she was the one who worked with both of us and knows what the both of us are capable of doing, so the fact that she chose me helped me get through this and so much.”
She added, “Because out of all the four judges, she’s the one who knew the most about me, and she chose me. So that’s amazing. That means so much to me.”
Were you saddened to see Jennel Garcia get eliminated on Thursday’s episode of “The X Factor”? Does Paige Thomas deserve to be in the top ten instead? Who do you think will win the second season of the show?